[HIG] Re: [Usability]Question on Multiple Document Interfaces

On Fri, 2002-08-23 at 14:06, Michele Campeotto wrote:

>    I think this is a problem at least with some kind of applications. 
> How would you handle this, for example
>      http://primates.ximian.com/~dave/screenshots/anjuta2-devhelp.png

Funnily enough, I was speaking to some HCI guys here at Sun yesterday
about all this too, and we concluded that development tools were one of
the places that the MDI model with a bunch of dockable tools and
palettes does kind of work.  As with any project, it's a case of knowing
your audience before you start.

>    with the WM-tabs approach without going the NetBeans/Forte way of 
> having lots of windows scattered in your workspace? 

Presumably a window manager of the type we're talking about here could
offer real MDI just as 'easily' as the Workbook or SDI models I
mentioned before :)

CALUM BENSON, Usability Engineer       Sun Microsystems Ireland
mailto:calum benson ireland sun com    Desktop Engineering Group
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